Nicole™ Crafts Mesh Leprechaun

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by Eileen Farley, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Mesh Leprechaun

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Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the paint nor the glitter glue.
  • 2
    Cut 2-1/4 inch off one edge of Styrofoam disc straight across to create a flat edge. Paint Styrofoam disc Flesh Tone and let dry.
  • 3
    Download and print project template. Trace hat onto Styrofoam sheet. Carefully cut out with foam cutter. Use a scrap piece of Styrofoam and rub edges to smooth. Paint hat Festive Green and let dry.
  • 4
    Hot glue hat to flat edge of Styrofoam disc.
  • 5
    Push Styrofoam ball onto a flat surface so one edge is flat. Paint ball Flesh Tone for nose and let dry. Hot glue nose to face about 2-1/2 inch up from bottom.
  • 6
    Using pouncer and blush, create cheeks and accent nose.
  • 7
    Cut two White foam circles that are 1-3/4 inch each. Cut two Black foam circles that are 7/8 inch each. Use tacky glue to adhere the Black circles to the White circles to create eyes. Glue eyes to face as shown. Highlight eyes with White marker.
  • 8
    Cut a 4 inch piece of Black chenille stem. Slightly curl and hot glue to face for mouth.
  • 9
    Cut two pieces of Orange/Copper tubing that are 2 inch each. Glue above eyes for eyebrows.
  • 10
    To make beard, pin end of tubing into side of disc where face and hat meet. Make a 4 inch loop, fold it over on itself and pin the fold to the Styrofoam disc. Be careful the pin doesn’t come through the back of the Styrofoam disc. Continue making loops, folding and pinning around edge of Styrofoam disc up to the other side where face meets hat. Cut tubing. Make four rows around edge of Styrofoam disc. Hot glue two rows of tubing on top of Styrofoam disc to hide pins as shown.
  • 11
    To cover hat, fold end of Green mesh ribbon in thirds and pin to back of hat area where hat meets face. Go up Green mesh ribbon about 4 inch and fold in thirds. Pull folded part down to foam and pin to foam to make a puff. Continue making puffs across hat close together to hide pins, ending by folding ribbon in thirds and pinning to back of hat and cutting excess. Make another row of Green puffs. Make a row of Black puffs. Make two rows of Green puffs. Make puffs on top of hat to cover top edge, pinning beginning and ending ribbon to back.
  • 12
    Cover ends of ribbons and pins on back of Styrofoam with duck tape to secure.
  • 13
    Cut a 10 inch piece of Kiwi ribbon and hot glue ends to back top center to create hanger.
  • 14
    Brush foam shamrock with Lime glitter glue. Edge shamrock with Gold glitter glue. Let dry thoroughly. Use the tacky glue to adhere Yellow rhinestone to center of shamrock. Hot glue the shamrock to hat.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Ribbon 2-1/2 inch x 25 yard Metallic Kelly Green 104583593
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Ribbon 2-1/2 inch x 25 yard Metallic Black 104570297
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mesh Tubing 8 mm x 20 yard Orange/Copper 104718758
  • Floracraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Disc 8 inch 104179471
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Sheet 12 inch x 36 inch x 1 inch 104179438
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 12 pc. 1-1/2 inch 104183627
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch White 104258585
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104258586
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm Black 25 pc. 104277478
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Zone™ Foam Shapes 3-1/2 inch Shamrock 5 pc. 104493029
  • Offray Spool O' Ribbon Kiwi 104430736
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Glue 4 oz. Lime 104735614
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Glue 4 oz. Gold 104277419
  • Nicole™ Crafts Rhinestones Jewelry Connection™ 25 pc. Round Pastel 18 mm 104240561
  • Sharpie Permanent Paint Marker Fine Point White 104128464
  • Duck Tape 1.88 inch x 20 yard Roll Green Clover 104143066
  • Dritz 1-1/2 inch T-Pins 35 pc. 104239813 (4)
  • FloraCraft Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flesh Tone 104106684
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Festive Green 104106647
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Wash Size 3/4 104118914
  • Nicole™ Crafts Sponge Roller 3 inch 104779980
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Pouncer 3 pc. Mini 104110702
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Aleene's 4 oz. Original Tacky Glue 104148018
  • Art Alternatives Professional Circle Master Template 104134513
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Blush
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